Explainer: Ireland’s rampant blue-chips drive stock exchange to 16-year high
Consistently strong performances from CRH, Ryanair, Kingspan and the banks have boosted the Iseq to record levels
The Irish stock market has risen to its highest level since the peak of the Celtic Tiger years.
On Thursday, the Iseq all share – the index of all companies traded on Ireland’s stock exchange – broke the 9,000 mark for the first time since 2007 as stock markets continue to rally this year.
Having opened at 8,909 – already a year high – the Irish index reached a peak of 9,056 during trading on ...